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Challenge: After Man (Expert Editing)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-5D Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM
Date: Dec 5, 2011
Date Uploaded: Dec 8, 2011

Since I am no genetics specialist, I did not feel legitimate about predicting human beings' evolution from a physical point of view. I preferred to imagine it metaphorically.

When one observes current society, human greed is extremely obvious. Money leads almost everything. What let me bitter, is the fact this greed is often totally useless: while some money can be obviously useful to live comfortably, accumulating it just to be able to write more "zeros" on a bank account makes not much sense to me. I feel like there's no precise goal to that, except the thrill to possess more and more, to keep stacking things blindly, even if it reaches the point where it becomes destructive. I look at such behavior like a severe addiction.

This is such feeling I wanted to share through my image. I chose to depict a dark future, where the new leading animal (obviously evolved from human beings) keeps working towards a goal, without really knowing why. This lack of conscience is symbolized by the hole in the middle of their chests, while they keep feeding the big fat creature that they worship.

I am quite surprised about my good score: I would have thought that such pessimistic analysis would not get much appreciation. Thank you all for your open minds.

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 41
Avg (all users): 7.7626
Avg (commenters): 9.0833
Avg (participants): 7.6667
Avg (non-participants): 7.7826
Views since voting: 5220
Views during voting: 531
Votes: 139
Comments: 60
Favorites: 15 (view)


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12/21/2011 06:59:46 PM
Whereabouts do the three models in the foreground live? Do you think one of them (or all three would be great) would pose for me in studio if I paid for their return air tickets?
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12/19/2011 09:23:08 PM
yet, for all of that, the creature coming out of the sky looks like he has sad eyes. With sad eyes and fish, not all is lost...

Huge congrats!
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12/19/2011 06:44:50 PM
quite the image !

congrats.

listen to: pink floyd - animals

well done.

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12/18/2011 07:32:32 PM
Beautiful piece of digital art. Congrats on blue!
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12/18/2011 09:31:09 AM
Congrats! So interesting, excellent work.
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12/17/2011 10:24:05 PM
this is fantastic!... I love the weirdness, the mood, the lighting.. fantastic work!
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12/17/2011 06:08:55 PM
Couldn't vote but this caught my eye immediately, an amazing work of digital art. I knew it would get the blue. Congratulations!
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12/17/2011 10:49:13 AM
Originally posted by cutout:

love the effort
pity it does not go any further
so it remains
an effort


Thank you for your comment, I'm glad you loved something of my work.
However, I'm afraid I don't fully understand what you mean about it remaining an effort: feel free to explain your point of view a bit more if you wish.

Message edited by author 2011-12-17 11:10:57.
12/17/2011 10:36:56 AM
love the effort
pity it does not go any further
so it remains
an effort
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12/17/2011 05:02:04 AM
Fantastic!
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12/17/2011 01:54:35 AM
Congratulations on the blue, Christophe. I so enjoy your expert editing fantasies, and reading about them is a treat as well.
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12/16/2011 08:26:46 PM
I did find your image very disturbing...and thought-provoking, which is why I spent so much time looking at it before giving it a 10. Well done Christophe, and congrats on the blue.

Message edited by author 2011-12-16 20:33:03.
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12/16/2011 12:20:44 PM
great image Christophe, your best in this genre. Congratulations on the well deserved win!
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12/16/2011 11:33:16 AM
It is amazing how you can express your philosophy on a great photo. Congratulations!!
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12/16/2011 08:27:15 AM
Hands down the winner, and everyone agrees. Congrats!!!
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12/16/2011 08:22:45 AM
Surreal. This one peaked my interest!
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12/16/2011 06:30:32 AM
A ten from me too,superb once again,Congratulations.
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12/16/2011 06:17:29 AM
Probably my favourite of your creations so far. I guess I'm a pessimist. Excellent image.
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12/16/2011 03:32:44 AM
Thanks for all the fish.
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12/16/2011 02:19:25 AM
What are those little creatures? I tossed quarters between your imange and Judi's Both got a 10 and I still can't tell which I love the most.. I guess kinda like two kids you love em both in diff ways! CONGRATULATIONS
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12/16/2011 02:07:58 AM
Yayyyy...you finally beat me. A well earned congrats Gyaban!!
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12/16/2011 01:20:07 AM
Well done, loved this one.
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12/16/2011 01:05:47 AM
Originally posted by Abra:

Common Christophe, enough of the self portraits ;-)

Congrats, got a 10 from me. This should be hanging in a renowned art gallery somewhere.


Thanks a lot Phil, much appreciated. As a matter of fact, you're right: bodies are mine, although I'm not that skinny, nor that fat ;-)
12/16/2011 01:02:05 AM
Common Christophe, enough of the self portraits ;-)

Congrats, got a 10 from me. This should be hanging in a renowned art gallery somewhere.
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12/16/2011 12:23:52 AM
I knew the moment I saw it this was a Gyaban and that it would win. I'm surprised it didn't go over 8. Well done!
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12/16/2011 12:20:28 AM
Congrats, Christophe!
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12/16/2011 12:19:09 AM
The thirteenth Cylon.
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12/16/2011 12:17:22 AM
Well done, another classic.
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12/16/2011 12:09:55 AM
Money is about power, not just greed. Congrats on the Blue, I would be surprised if you didn't get it
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12/16/2011 12:09:01 AM
I knew this would win, congrats, great thinking
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/15/2011 10:20:17 PM
creepy and weird. you're almost there!
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12/15/2011 04:02:33 PM
So weird, yet so good!
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12/15/2011 09:36:35 AM
My favorite!
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12/15/2011 03:07:47 AM
Surrealistic, great imagination, a wonderful image
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12/14/2011 10:33:52 AM
I hope not, wonderful study of the way we are heading, I'm usually not overwhelmed by expert editing but this is truly an amazing photo, in meaning and in form, bravo.
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12/14/2011 10:27:10 AM
Wow!
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12/13/2011 07:55:21 PM
Absolutely phenomenal! LOVE LOVE LOVE it! Is this elsapo's work? (It reminds me of his style - meant to be a compliment.) Makes me think of Dali. Perfect.
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12/13/2011 07:31:16 PM
This is fascinating, really addresses the challenge, and is just so well done. My pick for the blue.
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12/13/2011 04:00:09 PM
Tells the dark story as it should be told.
Very interesting and unique concept.

You made your mark!

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12/13/2011 04:12:16 AM
This has to be gyaban ! Fantastic. Well done. Always thought provoking.
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12/13/2011 02:41:25 AM
ouch, nice graphics but makes me squirm.
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12/12/2011 06:45:28 PM
This really is art. Very suggestive and an excellent study of light.
Excellent. 10
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12/12/2011 02:11:20 AM
Absolutely brilliant!!
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12/11/2011 11:31:17 PM
Ummm.... Whoa.... 10!
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12/11/2011 05:40:12 PM
WOW, very creative and fantastic editing!
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12/11/2011 04:30:04 PM
christoph..... steals the show again lovely digital art a leep ahead of all the other entries ive seen, good work. très bien. C'est un peau bizarre mais, je l'aime beaucoup.
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12/11/2011 07:55:49 AM
First image of the challenge I've actually enjoyed so far. Very interesting composition, quite dramatic and disturbing. Particularly the fish hooks on the side. Incredibly provocative..well done.

EDIT: finished voting...this is clearly the winner. By a landslide.
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12/10/2011 09:05:02 AM
Odd, but very well done. This makes me think of something out of a Tool video like the video for Vicarious. I mean that as a big compliment- they have pretty interesting and insane videos. Nicely done- the scenes mesh together wonderfully, which is always the hardest part to accomplish.
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12/09/2011 04:44:06 PM
Amazing work!
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12/09/2011 04:14:44 PM
An amazing concept, some would say we live in this heartless time now.
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12/09/2011 01:39:14 PM
Scary in an H Bosch sort of way. Nice job Christophe.
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12/09/2011 12:12:31 PM
Weird, creative, I like it
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12/09/2011 11:54:04 AM
What a weird and demented mind you have. It like it!
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12/09/2011 10:07:25 AM
The surreality of this image makes me pretty sure that this is Christophe's work...and if not, a helluva job and great work anyway. 10
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12/09/2011 08:23:18 AM
Far and above the best shot of the challenge. This has a gyaban feel to it, well done.
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12/09/2011 07:42:56 AM
v interesting
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12/09/2011 05:32:49 AM
Best in challenge by some way in my view.
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12/09/2011 12:22:45 AM
Disturbing
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12/09/2011 12:14:54 AM
That's some amazing editing. Very disturbing and yet highly appealing. Love the pink tinge around the heart "hole".
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12/09/2011 12:13:25 AM
Well done!
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